With the new normal of COVID-19, many of us have invariably begun (re)contemplating and unravelling the motivations and inspirations that fuel us on a day-to-day basis. Here at DDIY, we have continued to seek out Sweeping Statements on the evolving concepts of time, space, home, style, and cultures of urban living.
We sat down (virtually) with Michelle Sng, Singapore’s national high jump record holder and SEA Games gold medallist, to understand how one chooses to dedicate an entire life to a passion, what separates needs from good-to-haves, and how the best memories can be created by going where others will not. …
#DoItForMyanmar is a ground-up initiative by DDIY and Christian Broadcasting Network Myanmar (CBN Myanmar) to donate family care packages to vulnerable communities in Myanmar.
During this crisis, many needy families are unable to have access to essential items as they become unaffordable or out of stock due to its high demand. As COVID-19 renders at least 60,000 Myanmar workers jobless, increasing number of families are also unable to have the means to procure these basic necessities.
The initiative focuses on providing food and sanitisation to help beneficiaries protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19 and survive through this pandemic. Each care pack donated contains 40,000MMK (USD28) worth of essential items such as an 18kg bag of rice, packets of beans, cooking oil, shampoo, anti-bacterial body wash and vitamin C tablets. …
As we experience what’s likely to be the most profound change to have ever occured in our lifetime, we are delving deeper into concepts of time, space, home, style and cultures of urban living as they present themselves in more raw and stark forms.
We continue to be inspired by those who have carved out spaces within Southeast Asian cities, contributing towards building resilient and sustainable urban communities. We sat down (virtually) with Samantha Thian, founder of Seastainable, a social business that supports marine conservation in Singapore and around Southeast Asia through the sale of reusables such as straws, as she mused about how technology has revolutionised community-building, why being mindful and conscious is the key to not being “busy”, and why sustainability should be more than just an isolated goal for individuals and businesses. …
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The Yangon government has officially introduced a strict 10-day “stay home” period from April 10 to April 19, 2020. Yangon residents are instructed not to go outside during the stay home period, except when buying food, groceries and medicines. Residents are also prohibited from celebrating the Water Festival (Myanmar New Year Festival) and related activities.
Following the health advisory issued by the government, we would like to share the temporary suspension of our services during this period. …
Our team at DDIY is committed to the well-being of our community. With the spread of COVID-19 reaching Myanmar, we want to share details of our new service levels that will help continue to reliably provide groceries and household essentials and coordinate services.
We have broadly categorised our services into 3 levels:
· Full Service: Home sessions will continue as usual
· Half-Remote Service: For members who choose to self-quarantine and only require a certain level of services. If you would like to know about this, please approach us to find out more.
· Fully Remote Service: For members who want to minimise contact. Services will be contact-free while we work with some of our local service partners to support member requests. …
Here at DDIY, we believe in building smart homes and urban communities, while capturing the rich beauty and vibrancy of Southeast Asian cities. A big part of what we do involves delving into concepts of time, space, home, style, cultures of urban living, and asking the question: how can we live better with the time and space that we have?
While we continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, we wanted to share the precautionary measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our team members. As we recognise that our resident members continue to rely on us to deliver services and products into homes during this trying period, this also becomes part of our business continuity plan.
DDIY shall implement these new guidelines in preparation for widespread community transmission:
To our incredible community,
Since the first news of the coronavirus outbreak, we have been doing everything we can to provide safe, healthy and clean spaces for our resident members and our community.
In these uncertain times, our team remains committed to supporting our community and providing our resident members with uninterrupted service and help.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves to create a drastic impact on our world, a strong community is more powerful and vital than ever. We’ll be connecting with you as much as possible as we explore different ways to serve as an essential resource. …
Here at DDIY , we believe in building smart homes and urban communities, while capturing the rich beauty and vibrancy of Southeast Asian cities. A big part of what we do involves delving into concepts of time, space, home, style, cultures of urban living, and asking the question: how can we live better with the time and space that we have?